Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Your Tenure Decision Year

Inside Higher Ed
July 29th, 2015


Dear Anxious,
I understand how unsettling the tenure-track years can be, and I know that for many faculty members the year you are under review is the pinnacle of that stress. I agree that the system we currently use to evaluate faculty for tenure is unnecessarily lengthy and opaque, but I don’t imagine your campus will be changing its tenure process before you come up for review. Because you can’t change the external circumstances and you’ve done everything you can to put together a strong case, what’s left to work on is how you frame the year ahead. So take a deep breath and let’s reconsider this new year in a fundamentally different way.

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